In the Wild for May 30

By YUI TeamMay 30th, 2008

On the heels of Wednesday’s YUI 2.5.2 release, we wanted to take minute to share some of the YUI links and projects that have caught our eye in the past few weeks.


  1. Glad you liked my article Eric.

    BTW, I’m still looking for an optimized, ‘getFormFields’ method that retrieves all the ‘input’, ‘select’, ‘button’, and ‘textarea’ elements contained inside a DOM element that maintains the order in which the elements appear in the DOM.

    If anyone knows of one, please let me know.

  2. …and I noticed that my online banking (Bank of Queensland using SandStone software) is using the YUI Calendar control for scheduling future payments.

  3. Johanna van Egmond’s menu is pretty cool – too bad it’s ripped off from the menu we designed for – c’mon man, at least spend a little time thinking for yourself…

  4. Maarten van Egmond said:
    June 4, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Hi David,

    Kudos on the great design work for the Corbis site. Our number one goal for the portfolio was to create an automatic slideshow. For the menu we indeed looked at other sites and the Corbis interaction was excellent and inspiring. We coded the menu interaction from scratch and added brand new interactions to the portfolio all using YUI. The resulting portfolio looks very much like a Flash site, but it’s all YUI under the covers. This is why we submitted it to the YUI team.

  5. Phillip Medina said:
    June 5, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    I believe the purpose of this site is not to take credit for the navigation design but to show how you can take a nifty flash animated menu and recreate it using YUI libraries. This is an excellent example that shows the power and flexibility of YUI.

  6. Johanna van Egmond said:
    June 6, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    I feel it very fitting to share some rather important context and notes around my portfolio & process. My portfolio/prototyping site notes can be found here:

    While I took inspiration from various design sources, very single piece of code and visual design on my prototyping/portfolio site is completely constructed form scratch. Another fact I’m happy about is that our version of the YUI-based menu interactions are actually usable on an iPhone/smart phone. It feels good to create something like that completely from scratch!

    I echo Maarten’s comment in expressing gratitude to amazing sites like Corbis, Apple, Adobe Systems, etc., with awesome best practices; as well as countless other design sources and peers. No doubt at all– I’m proud to say I continually take inspiration and certainly learn from.) What I’ve observed is that a truly wise artist/designer never stops learning from/emulating others; the minute one declares him/herself a master/”owner” of something, that’s when their inner fool inevitably emerges with bells on. That’s my perspective.

    Thanks again for the recognition for our UI/UX work and for those insights that prove constructive, fair and intelligent. Kind regards from Johanna

  7. It’s amusing that I have to manually delete the words when clicking the search box in the header of this blog. User Interface Blog? Haha ;)

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